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Showing posts from August 2, 2013

Falling In Love

Peter Arrupe, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, said, "Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. "What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. "Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." Last Sunday, we began our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer the way Jesus began the Lord's Prayer: with an astonishing reminder that the god to whom we are praying - the Lord God - can be related to as "our father." "When you pray," Jesus said, "say 'our father'..." The god we pray to, in other words, is not to be thought of as some impersonal force behind